Polypropylene Rope

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Polypropylene Rope Polypropylene rope is a cordage variety that is characterized by its light weight and its buoyancy in water.
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Sellersville, PA  |  888-218-6366

Since our beginning in 1967, we have had experience designing, manufacturing and distributing the highest quality braided ropes and cords. Braided ropes and cordage are produced in all common fibers.

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CSR Incorporated $$$

Waterford, PA  |  604-985-7673

At USA Rope, our goal is to serve customers with the best quality product along with the most responsive service in your industry. We offer custom bulk dyneema rope, spectra rope, winch line systems, and more. All products are made with the latest technology and made in the USA to ensure consistency and longevity within our bulk manufacturing. To learn more about our services, contact USA rope today!

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USA Rope & Recovery $$$

Chester, PA  |  610-494-2378

Whitehill Manufacturing designs and manufactures a wide variety of high performance rope products that are used for marine uses such as oil tankers, crude carriers, war ships, cargo ships and towing vessels. Visit our website for further information.

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Whitehill Manufacturing Corporation $$$

Fall River, MA  |  508-678-8200

New England Ropes proudly serves more markets than any other rope company with marine rope, arborist rope, climbing rope, safety & rescue ropes, industrial & utility ropes, equine ropes, entertainment ropes. Only the finest fibers go into these innovative products designed & tested for the world's most harsh conditions, from mountain to sea. Trusted by the most discriminating customers since 1967.

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New England Ropes $$$

North Vancouver, BC  |  604-985-7673

You can’t beat the Donaldson Ropes promise. With over 40 years experience, Donaldson guarantees the right rope from a large selection of industrial, recreational, agricultural, arborist, marine, theatre & stage ropes & cordage customized for your use, ensuring complete satisfaction and safety every step of the way. We know our ropes, cords & twines, and our name is as strong as our rope!

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Donaldson Ropes Ltd. $$$
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Some of the biggest consumers of ropes are marine operations; all watercraft, when mooring or connected to a dock, must be secured somehow. While recent advances in pressure pad technologies as well as other non-line-mooring advances have displaced mooring lines to some extent, ropes and cords are still widely used to secure even very large vessels to docks and piers. A wide variety of rope compositions and configurations are appropriate for securing watercraft, but polypropylene is the only material among all rope materials that floats in water.

This makes it extremely useful in the securing of small watercraft, particularly recreational watercraft, to docks and piers.That said, polypropylene ropes are rarely used for the securing of vessels beyond a certain size because of their reduced strength compared to other rope compositions. Nylon, for example, is more likely to be used for the mooring of large vessels because of its excellent qualities of strength and resistance to stress.

Polypropylene rope can float as a result of its very light weight. Polypropylene rope is available in monofilament fiber, which is smooth-surfaced, or multifilament fiber, which has a somewhat velvety appearance and feel. Polypropylene rope is also the most popular all-purpose rope for the average consumer because it is quite inexpensive. While polypropylene rope is rot-proof and unaffected by water, oil, gasoline, and most chemicals, it is highly susceptible to UV-induced degradation. Polypropylene rope also features comparatively poor heat resistance; its melting point is 150° F, the lowest of all synthetic rope materials. It is not as strong as nylon or polyester, but it is still two to three times stronger than manila.

Like all other rope varieties, polypropylene rope is available in two main configurations: braided and twisted. Braided ropes feature several fibrous strands interwoven with each other in order to enhance the rope's strength qualities. Twisted ropes feature several strands twisted around each other. Both configurations are widely used in all kinds of contexts. It is important when selecting a rope, polypropylene or otherwise, to carefully match the demands of its intended application with the material's capabilities. No rope is suitable for every context in which ropes are employed; polypropylene can be generally described as a medium-duty, medium performance buoyant rope.

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